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A system used by Maine and Nebraska whereby a candidate gets one electoralvote for each Congressional district he or she wins AND the winner of thestatewide popular votes gets an additional two electoral votes
- – A person chosen by his or her state
- legislature to cast a vote for president in the Electoral College
- – The rule stating that illegally
- seized evidence may not be used at trial.
- - Supreme Court case holding that
- states must provide attorneys for poor criminal defendants.
v Ohio (1961)
- – Supreme Court case holding that
- states must follow the exclusionary rule.
Miranda v Arizona (1966)
- - Supreme Court case holding that a
- defendant’s confession may not be used at trial unless the government informed
- the defendant of his rights before the confession.
- A system whereby each
- candidate would get a percentage of a state’s electoral votes roughly
- equivalent to the percentage of the state’s popular vote they received. E.g., if Obama wins 60% of Maryland and McCain wins 40%, then Obama
- gets 6 electoral votes and McCain gets 4.
- Not currently used in any states.
- –– A state in which one
- candidate has overwhelming support.
- Because most states have a winner-take-all system, candidates spend very
- little time in these states.
- – The judicial doctrine holding that
- the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment requires states to comply with most
- of the liberties listed in the Bill of Rights.
- – A state in which no
- presidential candidate appears to have overwhelming support. As a
- result, candidates spend a great deal of time and money in these
- A system whereby the
- candidate who wins the popular vote in a state gets all of the state’s
- electoral votes. E.g., if Obama wins 60%
- of Maryland
- and McCain wins 40%, then Obama gets 10 electoral votes and McCain gets 0.
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